Noise Control Advice - Fireworks

We do not take action on noise complaints about fireworks. There is no specific law to deal with noise nuisance caused by fireworks, as they are used infrequently for particular events or occasions. 

When fireworks can be used

Fireworks are prohibited between 11pm and 7am the following morning, except for:

  • Chinese New Year - extension until 1am
  • Diwali - extension until 1am
  • New Year's Eve - extension until 1am
  • Bonfire night (5th November) - extension until midnight

These regulations are enforced by the police. There is a penalty of up to £5,000 or 6 months in prison for breach of curfew. The supply, purchase or possession of excessively loud fireworks over 120 decibels are also prohibited.

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